In 2008-09, the Ontario government closed its last three residential institutions for people with a developmental disability. Nearly 1,000 people moved into new community-based homes with the help of the province, families and agencies.

Explore this section of the website to learn more about the transition from institutional to community living.



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About Ontario's last three institutions for people with a developmental disability

Settlements reached with former residents of:

Watch our videos to find out more about institutions in Ontario and their closure:

  • Why Ontario built the institutions
  • What it was like to live in an institution
  • Why Ontario closed the institutions

See how people with a developmental disability, with the right services and supports, can live and participate in their own communities.